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Abdulfattah Soltani’s Sentence Reduced To 10 Years

Posted on: 9th November, 2015
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Abdulfattah Soltani

HRANA News Agency – By applying article 134, the sentence of Abdulfattah Soltani is reduced to 10 years, and his deprivation from work has been reduced to 2 years.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), this imprisoned lawyer and the founding member of Human Rights Defenders Association, was sentenced to 13 years in prison and 20 years deprivation from working as an attorney in 2012. But, after applying the Accumulation of Charges act and article 134, his imprisonment is reduced to 10 years and his deprivation time is reduced to 2 years.

According to this report, the cancellation of serving in exile is also applied, which according to last updated news, persecutor office has audited from intelligence service, but there is no information regarding the answer to this audit.

Need to be mentioned, Abdulfattah Soltani is waiting more than two and half years for re-trial and applying article 18, despite the acceptance of four judges.

Previously, his daughter had told HRANA, “applying article 18 on my father’s case shows that the sentence of my father was wrong and the new sentence has to be issued”.

Maedeh Soltani, daughter of Mr. Soltani also pointed to the request for re-trial, and said, “Mr. Soltani not only qualified for re-trial, but also with the presumption of validity of issued sentence, according to article 58 of the Islamic Penal Act and also article 134, he is qualified to receive conditional release”.

Daughter of this imprisoned lawyer stated in regard of his father’s medical file, “my father needs medical treatments and being transferred to a hospital”. She continued about the effort of her mother, for booking appointments from medical centers and coordination with the prosecutor, “most of the time my father was never transferred to a hospital” and “physicians told us, digestion and blood pressure fluctuating problems can not be treated in prison. Proper nutrition and better condition could help my father’s physical status”.

Abdulfattah Soltani, the judicial lawyer and founding member of Human Rights Defenders Association, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in Exile in Borazjan and 20 years deprivation from work, in branch number 26 of the revolutionary court by judge Pirabbasi, in March 2012. This sentence was reduced to 13 years in the appeal court.